The story behind Meghan Markle’s meaningful new necklace

  • Marie Claire is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.
  • The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle celebrated her 40h birthday yesterday in the most compassionate way, by releasing a video in collaboration with Melissa McCarthy, asking celebrities, royal entrepreneurs to donate 40 minutes of their time to mentor women re-entering the workplace.

    So far, the likes of Oprah, Princess Eugenie, Adele, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Paulson and Amanda Gorman are just some of the many activists that have signed up to the initiative, which is pretty impressive.

    Charitable work aside, the Duchess looked radiant in the video she filmed from her office at home in Montecito. Wearing neutral shade sand suede heels, she looked elegant and understated, though what really caught fans’ eyes were her necklaces.

    The diamond and gold necklaces have a special significance, as on closer inspection, you’ll notice they form star constellations. As you may have guessed, each one has a special link to her children.

    The top necklace is a nod to daughter Lilibeth’s astrological sign, Gemini, whilst the bottom one refers to Archie’s Taurus sign.

    They are by LA jeweller Logan Hollowell, who uses recycled gold and ethically sourced gemstones, a nod to Meghan’s love of sustainable fashion brands.

    Gemini Constellation Necklace, $1,785 at Logan Hollowell
    14k gold and diamond or white sapphire constellation necklace, with .42 total carat weight. Wear your Astrological sign or the sign of a loved one. A perfect custom gift and timeless keepsake of our celestial destiny.

    View Deal

    Taurus Constellation Necklace, $1,600 at Logan Hollowell
    14k gold and diamond or white sapphire constellation necklace, with .40 total carat weight. Wear your Astrological sign or the sign of a loved one. A perfect custom gift and timeless keepsake of our celestial destiny.

    View Deal

    It isn’t the first time the royal has worn sentimental pieces, as she’s been spotted in the past with an H necklace for her husband Harry, as well as an A for Archie.

    She also owns a diamond eternity band featuring the birthstones of Harry, Archie and herself, and she will no doubt be adding an extra one for her daughter soon.

    Reading now

    Popular